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sparks is communication director for the romney campaign in wisconsin. >> the key to winning races in wisconsin is enthusiasm and voter intensity. in 2010, when republicans had historic electoral gains through the state, the story of the day was not that the democrats stayed at home. rather, the story was that the republicans turnout. >> reporter: indeed republicans are counting on gains they made two years ago when scott walker became governor and both chambers of the state legislature flipped from democrat to republican. that was followed by a recall campaign started by public- sector labor unions aided by democratic state legislators and voters. all in all, it led to the chief fact of political life in wisconsin: bitterly divided, almost permanent political warfare for almost three years now. this is state that is both energized and exhausted. >> i can't wait for it to be done. i'm just tired of all the negative things. one person trashes the other one. >> the ads all seem to be negative. you kind of tune them out when it's negative. >> it is annoying with all the calls and the
. >> we see now news today that mitt romney plans on giving a "closing argument" in wisconsin as he wraps up the campaign. i guess wisconsin is an obvious choice. what are we expecting to hear here? >> well, in wisconsin the president won by 14 points last time. it seems to me that the president is defending states that he all won. he's not expanding the map and romney is chasing after him. the president got 365 electoral votes last time. he won by seven percentage points. nobody thinks it's going to be like that. it's going to be close and if obama wins, it surely won't be by the margins he won before. >> fox 5 political analyst mark plotkin tonight. >>> a new jersey lawmaker on the hot seat tonight. the daily caller is reporting senator bob menendez paid two women from the dominican republic for sex. the website says the women reached out to them claiming the senator underpaid them. a spokesperson for the senator said they will not respond to a completely false accusation. menendez has represented new jersey since 2005. >>> new charges in the penn state sex scandal. prosecutors charged
-elected? >> exactly. and i would look at iowa and wisconsin. romney has to win one of those states. if he wins ohio, then he has a shot. if he can't get ohio, he still has a plausible path if he can get wisconsin. what has to be really troubling to the romney campaign is we're seeing more and more polling in those states and they are not moving in his direction and the president's turnout particularly in ohio has been very strong, very robust. so i think those two states in particular are going to prove and looking at florida and virginia, i still think the president has a very strong chance to win in florida and my home state of virginia as well. i think they could also end up in the blue column. >> well, they have to let everybody vote but i'll get to that later on in the program. alicia, the economic argument where you talked about the jobs numbers and that's what the romney people have to say, well, a lot of that was based on how people felt about the economy. but there's been a huge shift in how people look at the economy when you look at polling, last year this time, only 21% believed the eco
halperin, take a look at nbc news poll, iowa, president up but wisconsin and new hampshire, we're talking about a really closely fought race. >> based on the totality of the public and private polling the only us in is on governor romney to depp street get to 270 electoral votes. i think governor romney starts with a challenge which is florida, north carolina, and colorado. if he can win those three, and i think he's got a decent chance in all, although the president hasn't given up on colorado and florida, then he needs to find a couple other -- a couple of options, one is to just win ohio. if he can't win ohio, and virginia also, he needs to win virginia also, okay, if he can't win ohio he needs to find another way. states of the three polls you showed as well as pennsylvania, michigan, he needs to offset a loss in ohio. ohio's the simplest and most competitive the reason they're looking at other options they can't count on ohio. if they can put our building blocks in place, they need find one or two other states, may or may not include ohio. >> and chris cillizza, iowa and wisconsin co
. with five days until election day, president obama campaigned across wisconsin, nevada and colorado. mitt romney travelled across virginia today. both sides concentrating on nine swing states which could make the difference. >> the president wants to see four more years, that's his chant. our chant is this, five more days, all right? >> we know what change looks like. and what the governor is offering sure ain't change. giving more power back to the biggest banks isn't change. leaving millions without health insurance isn't change. >> and today's nbc poll, the president leads mitt romney by six points in iowa. the races in wisconsin and new hampshire are much tighter. >>> an effort is underway to establish a reward nund last night's murder of a popular business owner. investigators say robbery was the motive for the deadly shooting of 50-year-old wilbur bartley. he was closing his cell phone store on international boulevard. when police say he was confronted by one or two gunmen. he was known for working with customers who had trouble paying their bills. and he also helped disadvantaged c
rally in wisconsin romney is also in ohio today. in aetna and westchester both counties that voted republican the last three elections. you look at the president's campaign schedule and it makes the buckeye state look like an airline hub for airforce one with ohio stops every day through the election. colorado, swing through florida, got to change planes in ohio. mitt romney not only focused on ohio but is trying to broaden the battleground map. what is he up to here with this decision to campaign in pennsylvania on sunday? he's also got new hampshire on his list twice not once. the smallest swing state. they think it is edging their direction but more importantly for their math the 270 they don't get there with florida, virginia, ohio. they get there with florida, virginia, ohio, and one small state in this case new hampshire. meanwhile vice president joe biden makes two stops in wisconsin. congressman paul ryan begins his day in colorado before flying back to the midwest for a rally in cedar falls, iowa. then he joins romney in westchester in ohio tonight. then there's former pre
in registration. >> why is sunday better spent in pennsylvania and not ohio? >> president is in wisconsin. romney will be in pennsylvania. we're going to win huge out west. he's going to go in and target independents who are breaking remarkably to the romney campaign. it's a good use of time. tom corbitt thinks we can do it. so do i. >> jennifer horn at the patch.com this morning put up a good piece about how romney is going to win by three in new hampshire. >> allen mcgillis is kind of like the new ben smith. >> look at that. >> and springsteen tonight. >> the pepco guys out in the rain tuesday night putting the poles back up outside my house. we got power back. thank you, pepco. >> yeah. mhc show has a special on women in this election on saturday night at 6:00. >> all right. speaking of specials, tonight, a benefit concert for victims of hurricane sandy. watch it tonight here at 8:00 eastern. and tomorrow at 9:00, i will have an election special of the daily run down right here on prime time on msnbc. we'll be out in rockefeller in a plaza. bye-bye. who sent it to cindy, who wondered why her s
bloomberg. today on the campaign trail romney starts in wisconsin. then both the president and romney make appearances in the all important toss up state of ohio. romney has two stops and the president has three. >>> also in our top stories this hour, the nationwide man hunt for a virginia man wanted for three pipe bomb attacks in staff ford county has ended in montana. lawrence stewart was captured yesterday following a brief pursuit with police. officers had to use spike strips to deflaet his tires. during the chase he threw a pipe bomb at the officers. he will be extradited back to virginia to face numerous charges. >> the district officer accused of shooting an unarmed suspect in the back will return to court today for a bond hearing. that suspect is now paralyzeed from the waist down. he was pulled over on september 6th on suspicion of driving a stolen motorcycle. he was cuffed and placed in the back of his cruiser. kyle managed to escape from the car and tried to run away and that's when raleigh fired his gun. >> it's difficult to see how there will be any real justice in the case. i
'm giving romney virginia, florida, iowa, new hampshire, north carolina. i'm also giving him wisconsin. i think wisconsin is very much in play. i've seen the recent poll numbers, steve. they don't look at sanguine for romney as i think they are and i think wisconsin's in play. i think obama's going to get nevada, colorado and ohio. so again, i don't see romney pulling it out. of course, if any one of those states go in his favor, he wins it by a small margin but, guys, what happens to the winner in the election prediction map? what do i win when i'm the closest? >> a small trophy that we'll -- the producers will make. >> okay. >> and give it to the winner, me, on the air. >> okay. >> and then everybody will know for four years you are the el t elector electoral -- >> made out of bacon? >> should be. it should be. >> the real question is, what sort of shame should the losers have to endure? >> yes, yes. >> the losers or losers. three losers. >> the person that's the biggest loser. >> furthest away. >> you or me. i'm the tightest. you have the widest margin. >> you're the outliers. >> she'
predictions about how romney is going to win in wisconsin and how romney is going to win in iowa and guess what? both iowa and wisconsin we've also heard that romney poll watcher volunteers were given misinformation about what kind of i.d. you need to have when you go to vote. they will actually be doing the job incorrectly when they get there. it's all a coincidence though, martin. i don't want to you think there's any kind of, you know, right wing conspiracy to any of that. >> i feel -- listening to karen finney i just feel better. but i do think this is bigger than this election. this is the oldest battle in american democracy. if you define democracy as everyone being able to technically vote, we are a very young democracy from just the civil rights era. if you define it as being able to vote without barriers, it's still indanger. >> i wish we had more time. stay with us. much more ahead. look, if you have copd like me, you know it can be hard to breathe, and how that feels. copd includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema. much more ahead. spiriva helps control my copd symptoms by keepi
moved up slightly from 7.8 to 7.9%. romney told voters in wisconsin, he can do better. >> this is not a time for america to settle. >> no. >> we're four days away from a fresh start. >> reporter: in ohio, president obama made the case he is moving the country forward. >> we know what change looks like. and what the governor's offering ain't it. >> reporter: ohio could decide who wins the white house. not only are the candidates spending a lot of time there in these closing days. they're bombarding voters with fresh tv ads. >> who will do more for the auto industry? >> reporter: mitt romney is airing a new commercial in ohio saying workers in china benefited from the auto bailout. at a rally outside columbus, the president fired back. >> you don't scare hard working americans just to scare up some votes. >> reporter: with the race tight in nine swing states, both candidates will sprint through battleground states this weekend trying to win over a shrinking number of undecided voters and get their supporters to the polls. danielle nottingham, cbs news, the white house. >
, but it is what the romney campaign is all about, as he demonstrated today in wisconsin trading rolled up sleeves for his salesman's suit and warning voters that a vote for the president could mean another recession, among other horrors. >> the same path we're on means $20 trillion in debt in four years. it means crippling unemployment continues. it means stagnant take-home pay, depressed home values, and a devastated military, and unless we change course, we may well be looking at another recession. >> yes, i guess someone told mr. romney it's the day of the dead. all he's missing there are a few skeletons as stage props. hang on, what about those jobs numbers showing persistent economic growth? the report today showing employers added 171,000 jobs in october, more than expected. what about the revisions upward of jobs gained in august and september. never mind, let's go to a key romney supporter for his take. >> i have to say that despite those unimaginably horrible good job numbers, feeling pretty confident. >> yes, while romney did not get the endorsement of mayor michael bloomberg, he did ge
slightly from 7.8 to 7.9%. romney told voters in wisconsin he can do better. >> this is not a time for america to settle. we're four days away from a fresh stuart. >> in ohio, president obama made the case he is moving the country forward. >> we know what change looks like. and what the governor is offering ain't it. >> danielle nottingham, cbs news, the white house. >> unemployment is sure to be one of the hot topics as the candidates swing through the battleground of virginia in the last few days before the election president obama is scheduled to hold a rally in bristol tomorrow night with former president bill cline toned and singer dave matthews. mitt romney will be in fairfax monday at george mason university. >>> a judge heard argument today over policy for poll workers. both parties have poll watchers and they are typically there to answer any questions voters have about what's on the ballot. a ruling is expected before tuesday, election day. >>> the most recent polls show the senate race between george allen and tim kaine too close to call in virginia. a survey just wednes
. president obama will make stops in all-important ohio. mitt romney also in wisconsin and ohio. election, by the way, four days away. >>> the cleanup from sandy continues. the death toll has reached 90. it's estimated the storm caused up to $50 billion in damage, making it the second costliest storm in u.s. history. >>> on new york's long island more than 600,000 customers are still without power. it's been four days since sandy's landfall and during these chilly november nights, many are just trying to keep warm. >> everything has been touched by sandy. >> reporter: jacqueline drives the local school bus in freport, but no power means no school and at home it means a lot of candles. >> i keep it lit, actually, but we watch it. i don't sleep. >> reporter: you don't sleep. what do you mean? >> i have to make sure that we don't burn down. >> reporter: her daughter, ebony thomas, is home to help her clean up her flooded basement. the dental office where thomas works is closed, too. but no power there likely means no paycheck. >> it's november 1st and bills need to be paid and i don't have m
on the campaign trail in nevada and wisconsin. mitt romney will be in virginia at the rally yesterday in florida balancing his push for early voters during the poll of storm relief. >> please make sure you go out and vote early. if you have a dollar extra send it to the red cross for our friends that are in harm's way. i love you and i appreciate it and together we we are going to win. >>> both campaigns are battling for the independent voters that are generally favoring romney. when you start looking at individual issues the economy still looming large with a clear plurality among likely voters. although when you look at national security at the bottom it has edged up just a bit. this is the president handling the economy. approved are 45 percent disapproval of the majority. it is a tough number to head into reel lesh wi-- reelection . new unemployment numbers coming out tomorrow. >>> talk about that with cheryl co-teachers co-teachers -- co-teachersasoni in a littl. >> they told the obama administration and consulate could not with stand a coordinated attack. peter doocy is live with more on t
. >> dana: all right. that was governor mitt romney in wisconsin earlier today reacting to the jobs report, that came out earlier in morning. the president however sees it differently. take a listen. >> in 2008 we were in the middle of two wars and worst economic crisis since the great depression. today, businesses created 5.5 million new jobs. this morn we learned the company hired more workers in october than at any time in the last eight months. >> dana: all right. so that is the closing arguments in the last four days, everyone is happy. four days to go. 171,000 jobs created in october. the number, however, for the unemployment rate went from 7.8% to 7.9%. greg, thoughts on this. >> greg: i don't know how you call it a recovery when unemployment goes up. unemployment is not supposed to go up in a recovery. don't give me a bruise and tell me it's a hickey. i said many times to eric. >> dana: that is really good advice. >> greg: 813,000 people stopped looking for work. obama calls that couch jobs. created 813,000 couch jobs. >> bob: can you take a look at the facts. the reason it went up
for romney and blue for obama and light likely obama and the pink states are light red for romney. pennsylvania, wisconsin and you say those are likely to tilt romny's way. >> wisconsin tep electorial votes is a battle ground with governor scott walker reforms affecting the bargaining terms and there was a june recall election on governor walker and he won it with 53% of the vote and his side got well organized from that. and i think that balance of enthusiasm that seems to favor republicans this year, that might enable romney to get over the line there. and pennsylvania, a couple of trends and that is not a targetitate in the romny campaign and people supporting romny put money in there. western pennsylvania, where barak obama did not run well but had low turn out in 2008, voters were cross pressured and traditional democrats didn't want to vote for obama. you will see more 18-obama and it is coal company. and alsolet pennsylvania polls tightened up after the first debate and that is only have happened in the philadelphia suburbs. and afluent areas in the north which are trending
because people began looking for work. mitt romney campaigned in wisconsin and acknowledged the unemployment rate would remain stag minute no matter who wins on tuesday. he said he would do something about it. president obama, meanwhile, was in springfield, ohio, and told the crowd that the policies mitt romney and republicans would put into place would put the country back where it was four years ago. >> it's a choice of going back to the top-down policies that got us into this mess or the middle up, bottom up strat jay gis that got us out of the mess and will keep us going. >> i know when i'm elected, the economy and american job market will still be stagnant. i won't waste time complaining about my predecessor. >> reporter: we're down to the wire here. the associated press put nine states now in the up-for-grabs category: ohio, florida, virginia, north carolina, new hampshire, iowa, wisconsin, colorado, and nevada. brian, that is a wide margin where the candidates will battle the next few days. >>> tonight, video of mitt romney discussing his mormon faith and abortion has
, wisconsin, iowa, and virginia. mitt romney stumps in new hampshire, iowa, and colorado. their running mates are also going nonstop. vice president joe biden in colorado today, and paul ryan in pennsylvania, virginia, florida, and ohio. ohio could be the biggest battleground of the election, and the race there is tight. a just released cnn-orc poll shows obama ahead by just three points, well within the margin of error. an nbc "wall street journal" marist poll shows a wider gap with obama leading by six points. president obama is speaking at a rally in mentor, ohio, in hour. dan lothian is there along with him. dan, good morning. ohio certainly critical to these candidates. what line of attack is the president expected to take there to widen his lead? >> well, you know, randi, it continues to be one that focus on the auto industry. i'm told by a campaign official that the president will continue that theme that he was pushing yesterday while campaigning here in ohio, that the auto bailout which he pushed, which he says that mitt romney did not support, helped to save thousands of jobs here i
men on the ticket, obama, biden, ryan and romney are in wisconsin because it is that tight. and if wisconsin goes for mitt romney, that will be a shocking development. republicans lost the state by 14 points four years ago. >> geraldo: ohio. everyone is talking about the buckeye state. what about ohio, scott? >> ohio is very close. showing it tied right now. that is a state again where the democrats actually think they had the edge on the ground. almost all of the polling has shown anything from a tie to a slight obama lead. this is a state that democrats are very confident they can hang on to. the president really needs to win both ohio and wisconsin if he wants to keep his job. romney needs to win one of those two. >> geraldo: iowa? >> iowa, another tie state. this this midwest that is become the pattern. the des moines register came out and for the first time in decades endorsed the republican candidate. why? the economy is the key issue. and in all of these states what we are starting to see is voters are saying they trust romney more than obama when it comes to the eco
. today, mitt romney starts in wisconsin and both the president and romney both make appearances in the state of ohio. romney has two stops and the president has three. now, he's trying to make up for the lull in campaigning because of the super storm. the president was back on the campaign trail yesterday making appearances in wisconsin, nevada and boulder, colorado. he also got endorsements from the mayor of new york city, who says he's doing it because the president, president obama, has done a lot on global warming. the president is slamming mitt romney, charging he would be a rubber stamp for the right wing. romney is ridiculing the president for wanting to create a new cabinet position, a secretary of business. >> i don't think what we need is another government bureau accurate that supposedly knows something about job creation. i think it would be a president who actually understands job creation. >> he's saying he's the candidate of change. let me tell you, wisconsin, we know what change looks like. and what the governor is offering sure ain't change. giving more power ba
battleground state of wisconsin shows a dead heat. romney, obama, tied at 49%. so joining me now for an exclusive interview is governor scott walker, republican from wisconsin. governor walker, as always, sir, welcome back to the "kudlow report." we appreciate it. they're tied at 49% which is something of a surprise. the republicans strnts taken the state of wisconsin in a presidential election since 1492. so how does it look, how do you see it right now? >> well, i was out in green bay, wisconsin nearby where the president was today. i've been all over the state the last couple days. momentum is clearly on our side. and you expect that out of somebody advocating for candidates, but i've really seen it. we made 4.5 million voter contacts leading up to the june 5th election. we won by a bigger mar begin than we did in 2010. and that basis of support hasn't let up, that converted over to mitt romney, it got inspired when paul ryan was added to the ticket. but most importantly, the day after mitt romney had that impressive first debate in denver, we saw the phone lines lit up, we sa
in wisconsin. should mention a busy day for mitt romney. a little later on today he has another rally. he will be joined by big names in the republican party. condoleezza rice for example will be with him. bobby jindal, marco rubio, lindsey graham. they will all be at a rally tonight in ohio. first in wisconsin, the speech by mitt romney that his campaign is calling his closing argument for him four days before election day. let's take a listen. >> four more days! four more days!. >> thank you so much. you got that one right by the way, you have got that absolutely right, four more days. this is a, oh, great experience to be here with you today. this is so exciting. [cheering]. what a great state, what a great welcome. by the way this state will help me become the next president of the united states. [cheers and applause] i want to thank, i want to thank governor walker for that extraordinary introduction. what a great governor you have here. you're very lucky. that took some work. [cheers and applause] senator johnson. thank you, senator johnson, for your help. lieutenant governor kleefi
for romney or no? >> wisconsin again has had a steady, democratic lead. it's within reach. it's not out of play yet, but let's sign that one over to the president. iowa, it's interesting. you could have a small state, only six electoral votes. most polling shows the president with a slight lead. if it stays this close, the little ones like iowa and new hampshire could decide things on election night. >> thanks so much to john king. >> thank you. >>> if obama does win ohio and the election, he may owe it to a move he made at the very beginning of his presidency. the auto bailout. one in eight jobs in ohio can belinged to the auto industry, so voters may be inclined to pay him back with a second term. perfect pairing here tonight. i'm thrilled to have you both. john, dead heat nationally for the race. the president has maintained his lead in ohio as john king just characterized. how much of that is due to the auto bailout? >> i think a lot. that piece that he wrote let detroit go bankrupt back in 2008. i think it's dogged him all along. he won ohio just narrowly over rick santorum. won hi
, and spending the day in ohio. romney will go to wisconsin first and then head to ohio. he'll be getting a lot of love over the weekend. what is interesting is both candidates have op-eds appearing on cnn.com today. mitt romney's a very routine, it seems to reiterate all of the same stuff. that he will create 12 million new jobs -- 12 million jobs will be created anyway. more of the same. and he has now taken on the idea that he is going to create real change. i can't believe it's not change. he has got real change compared to the president's change. >> stephanie: i thought he was going to call it of course i never said detroit should go bankrupt. >> sure. the president starts out by talking about how we have come together as a nation (vo) brought to you by metlife. stay tuned for the answer. (vo) brought to you by metlife. ♪ ♪ the trucks are going farther. the new 2013 ram 1500. ♪ ♪ with the best-in-class fuel economy. engineered to move heaven and earth. ♪ ♪ guts. glory. ram. [♪ theme music ♪] >> announcer: ladies and gentlemen, it's the "stephanie mill
on the doorstep. the president could get over the top by winning wisconsin. let's focus on governor romney. could he make history? he would have to win florida. virginia. he would have to win colorado. that would, just let me move that into the red column. then it gets hard from there. they say that he's in strong play in nevada, obama campaign disputes that. if he could win those two out west, that would put him in position. even if he won new hampshire, that's only four. somehow, even though he was losing the most republican of the midwestern states, ohio, he would have to also win one of wisconsin and or iowa. so it's not impossible, but if he loses the big one, he's got to almost run the board with the rest of it. >> wow. wisconsin and iowa. how are those just poll wise leaning? is that reasonable for romney or no? >> wisconsin again has had a steady, democratic lead. it's within reach. it's not out of play yet, but let's sign that one over to the president. iowa, it's interesting. you could have a small state, only six electoral votes. most polling shows the president with a slight lead. if
on track today with stops in wisconsin, nevada and colorado. >> romney will be close to roanoke this morning. 19 million people have voted so far. it appears there have been more early republican votes in colorado. john gonzales, abc 7 news. >> thanks so much, john. it is 4:37 now. we're looking at 45 degrees. >> we're hearing from the mother of anne local teenager who was killed while walking to school. what she is >> as we have shown you over the past few days, many local residents dealing with property damage from sandy. >> what is covered by insurance and what do you have to pay for? >> we introduce you to a man who took us inside his alexandria home to show us what was left of his bedroom. had he stayed in his home, he probably would have been crushed by the tree that crashed into his bedroom. >> it was devastating. i had no clue it was going to be this severe. >> we talked to him today as he secures his ohm. >> crews removed the tree costing him thousands of dollars. he is doing what he is supposed to. >> you have to go out and buy plywood and tarps.
these are not numbers to excite a tired and skittish electorate. mitt romney, campaigning in wisconsin, trying to erode mr. obama's support in the midwest. he took the job's numbers as support for the central plank of his campaign, but the u.s. economy has failed to recover. >> he said he was going to focus on creating jobs. instead he focused on obamacare, which killed jobs. he said he was going to cut the federal deficit in half, and then he doubled it. he said he was going to lower the unemployment rate down to 5.2% right now. today we learned that it's actually 7.9%, and that's nine million jobs short of what he promised. >> mr. romney's campaign is snapping at the heels of the incumbent president. his campaign organizers say they can and will win, but they can win only if they take the vital swing states of florida, virginia and ohio. anything less than the prospects receive for them. >> this race is very, very close. it may confound pollsters and pundits alike. it's not clear how or if hurricane sandy will affect the results, but i think we can venture this far -- president obama appears to be ho
: on his way to ohio, romney stopped in wisconsin where he is polling five points behind. >> can obama promise to do so very much, but he has fallen so very short. >> reporter: he pledged unemployment down to 5% by now. >> today we learned it's actually 7.9%. unemployment is higher today than when barack obama took office. think of that. >> reporter: governor romney has two stops in ohio today. president obama three. and they'll both be back before tuesday. both candidates campaigning as if they believe that any letup and they'll lose ohio and lose the election. live from washington, i'm steve handelsman, nbc bay area news. raj? >> steve, thank you. here in california now, a new field poll is out on prop 34 which would end the death penalty. the poll finds that 45% of likely voters support stopping executions. 38% oppose the idea. 17% are undecided. the poll also finds that support for prop 34 is increasing, up four points since last month. and the voters are increasingly swayed by the costs of maintaining death row and all the court appeals that go with it. nbc by area's susan shaw wi
to be both desperate to make a closing pitch that will persuade the american public. romney was in wisconsin today with his final plea to voters which was the same as it was on day one. i am for business. >> every entrepreneur, every small business person. every job creator will know that for the first time in four years the government of the united states likes business and loves the jobs and higher wages businesses can bring. [ cheering ] >> eliot: president obama in ohio in his clogging argument paints himself as son who will do whatever it takes for the american people. >> obama: we've made real progress, but we are here today because we know we've got more work to do. you may not agree with every decision i've made. you may be frustrated sometimes by the pace of change. but you know what i believe. you know where i stand. you know i tell the truth. you know that i i'll fight for you and your families every single day as hard as how. you know that. [ cheering ] >> eliot: i love that passion. for more on the last days of the presidential campaign, let's bring in michael tomasky special co
dependent on foreign oil than any time the last 20 years. >> romney stopped in wisconsin where he is five points behind. >> obama promised to do so much that he has fallen short. >> he says the president said it would be down to 5%. >> it is actually 7.9%. 9 million short of what he promised. but it is higher today than when he took office. think of that. >> he has two stops in ohio. president obama, three and they will both be back before tuesday. >> both are campaigning as if any let up would mean they would lose. steve handelsman, wbal tv 11 news. >> it is gridlock on the streets of new york and new jersey. >> bumper-to-bumper lines and now that frustration is sometimes turning to violence. >> it is among of -- the dream act is also prompting a lot of questions. ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] combine the pnc cashbuilder visa credit card with a qualifying pnc performance select checking account and earn 75% more than cards earning 1% cash back on almost everything. earning 1% cash back i've always been lucky. flew 37 bombing missions over germany. made it home every time. i'm lucky to h
, former massachusetts governor, mitt romney, spoke in wisconsin. that was just a short time ago. he is also on cnn.com. his opinion speech. romney wrote about bipartisanship. he says i am offering a contrast to what we're seeing in washington today. we watched as one party has pushed through its agenda without compromising with the other party. there's much gridlock and pettiness dominating while important issues facing the nation while high unemployment go unaddressed. the bickering has to end. i will end it. i will reach across the aisle to solve america's problems. >> you can read their complete opinions by logging on to our website. go to cnn.com/opinion. then go to my facebook page and tell me who you think has the most compelling vision for america's vision. we'll actually read back some of your responses at facebook.com/suzannemalveaux. >>> vice president joe biden back from the battleground state of wisconsin. he says he is stumping on the opposition home court. stansville, wisconsin, that is paul ryan's hometown just about 20 minutes north of beloit. you're looking at live
no one, both campaigns tried to spin the news this morning. governor romney said this in wisconsin. >> he said he was going to lower the unemployment rate down to 5.2%. today we learned it's 7.9%, that's 9 million jobs short of what he promised. >> speaking in ohio the president highlighted the spike in job creation. >> and today our businesses have created nearly 5.5 million new jobs and this morning we learned that companies hired more workers in october than at any time in the last eight months. >> joining us now, from washington, the man with all the answers, cnbc's amman jabbers. what's your assessment of this jobs report? >> it's definitely a strong jobs report, stronger than expected consensus was about 125,000 jobs, we saw 171,000. that was a surprise to the upside. in the morning wall street liked that, the dow futures up on that news, but politically i think the interesting thing here is that all the conspiracy theorists are gone back in their holes today, we haven't heard from all those folks and part of the reason because there's something in here for everybody. the republican
." and in the big finish tonight, mitt romney is in big trouble in ohio so he really needs to win wisconsin. tonight president obama is ahead in the polls. today wisconsin become a hot campaign spot for both candidates. vice president biden talked to the voters at the red mug coffee shop in superior wisconsin, but he got up staged in milwaukee. katy perry performed some of her hit songs at the crowded rally before president obama spoke. she asked everybody there to donate to the red cross. she made this offer to encourage people to vote. >> if you're over 18, and you've got some real cool outfit you're going to wear on tuesday, you tweet that to me and i'll retweet you. because i'm going to pull out for sure as well. >> president obama didn't talk fashion. >> wisconsin, after four years as president, you know me. and so, so, you know -- you know me. you've watched me age before your eyes. and you may not agree with every decision i've made. sometimes you may have been frustrated by the pace of change, but you know where i stand. you know what i believe. you know i mean what i say. and i say what i m
ryan delivered wisconsin in the polls? the polling has never been favorable for the romney examp and i think we can come to the conclusion just 50 hours away from election day that paul ryan doesn't seem to have had a big impact, if any, on the state of wisconsin. what do you make of that? >> i recall when he first is chose paul ryan. the question was how did we feel about it. one of the things i said we were excited, those of us in wisconsin, for one reason or another. from the democrat's perspective because we knew that paul ryan really does not connect with the values of wisconsin. and him willing to some say put grandmother over on the cliff with a voucher system in medicare does not play well, not just in wisconsin but even in his own district. so clearly wisconsin is going to go for president obama. he's protecting his relationship here, showing us that we matter and we've showed him that we care about him and we're going to show up for him. >> ruth, the president's campaign has had a running theme for months on end, very consistent about being the advocate and the fighter for th
, the candidates have booked travel to make their closing arguments. romney is in wisconsin today and over the next three days, will head to ohio, new hampshire, colorado, iowa, virginia, and pennsylvania. paul ryan will also be in pennsylvania on sunday trying to bring the state back into play before tuesday. meanwhile, president obama will spend the entire day today in ohio. he'll hit wisconsin, iowa, virginia, new hampshire, florida and colorado in the coming days. the president will close his campaign by calling on two of his most bold-faced surrogates, jay-z and bruce springsteen. they will perform in ohio on monday. but if team o has the boss to close the deal romney land has meat loaf and ricky skaggs. >> i want to thank ricky skrags -- skrugs rather -- skrags, can't get it right -- for entertaining. >> ricky skaggs. batting for the president, sober minded political figures including colin powell and michael bloomberg and for romney, sober minded political figures including the donald. that said both candidates have tinseltown on their side. for obama, eva longoria, george clooney, sarah jes
romney and paul ryan canceled events scheduled in wisconsin today and tomorrow. president obama's campaign event that was scheduled for tomorrow in green bay is also on hold in the badger state. and it's ten electoral votes are critical to mitt romney's hope to unseat president obama especially if president obama takes ohio. so we'll continue our tour of these swing states that are crucial to this election and turn to kristin crowl. she is joining us from madison, wisconsin. kristin welcome back inside "the war room." >> thank you so much for having me, governor. >> jennifer: you bet. when we last talked to you, you were in the throws of battling this scott brown recall stuff. how is early voting doing? and do we have any idea who has the edge of that in wisconsin? >> we have been very pleased with the way that early vote is shaping up. we have had lines every day in our democratic base areas across the state, we have had rallies and events and we feel like we have the edge in early vote it started a week ago and we have seen lines ever since. so we're very e
, president obama and mitt romney made their closing arguments today at multiple stops in ohio and wisconsin. take a look at some of the sights and sounds from this day of campaigning. ♪ >> in this campaign he's tried as hard as he can to repackage, to repackage these same policies and offer them up as change. >> do you want more of the same or do you want real change? >> giving more power back to the biggest banks, that's not change. >> and we need real change. >> another $5 trillion tax cut that favors the wealthy, that's not change. >> president obama has tried to convince folks that these last four years have been a success. >> by the way, when you try to change the facts just because they're inconvenient to your campaign, that's definitely not change. >> he wants to take all the ideas from the first term, you know, the stimulus, the borrowing, obama care, all the rest, and then go back and do it all over again. >> you may be frustrated sometimes at the pace of change, but you know what i believe. >> we're four days away from a fresh start, four days away from the first day of a new be
, iowa, wisconsin, ohio, new hampshire, virginia, and florida, of course. for governor romney, those seven state plus husband newly contested addition. he is going to virginia. zero in on today and you can see what matters most, ohio, ohio, ohio as the late tim russert would say. three stops for the president and two for mitt romney who began his morning in wisconsin, another key rust belt battleground. congressman sherrod brown knows a little about buckeye state politics, and joan walsh is managing editor of salon.com and a political analyst. senator brown, sir, you know that state. i think you look like ohio. i think you are ohio. you're the labor guy. you're a blue collar kind of guy. you look like a senator from out there. you remind me of the late pete williams of new jersey, but you never had his problems. this is the question, why are you having a tough race? i don't get this guy running against you, this kid. is it all this money being pumped in there? what's made this even interesting, not for you. it's been nervous for you. why is it interesting to watch? >> well, it's $31
romney's closing argument today in wisconsin and ohio. a vote for me is a vote for real change. and tonight, just outside cincinnati, the romney campaign attempting to underscore that message by holding a big mega rally in westchester ohio. featuring nearly 100 governors, senators, keng men and other republican luminaries to talk about the real change you would get if you elect mitt romney. so who did he enlist to sell this message of what real change he's offering america? the headliners were george w. bush's secretary of state, george w. bush's labor secretary, the governor and current speaker of the house. mitt romney, change you can believe in if you really liked george w. bush and if you like the current republican congress. then we're the kind of real change we're looking for. who cast this thing, the democrats? one of the reasons that the message of real change resonated back in 2008 because the country at large had ceased to be delighted by the george w. bush administration. and it wasn't just the war in iraq or, or, or, or. it was stuff like this. this is the u.s. stat
and dice the data in ohio or iowa or wisconsin right now and say that romney is winning there. in fact, the polls would have to mess up by quite a bit for that to occur. there's years that's happened. but we're now in the phase where it's no longer a question of who is ahead in the electoral college so much as will the polls have a bad year and they could, but that's why you see some conservatives now are no longer bothering to say that we're winning in these states. they are saying that the polling is wrong. usually it's wishful thinking. >> you're a man at the center of the storm in a which you did not expect to be. >> thank you, rachel. his book is callinged "the signal and the noise." >>> some things do not change. bruce springsteen will always be awesome at benefit concerts. david axelrod will probably always have a mustache. and voting in florida will always be a mess. apparently. this year it's already to a degree. that's just ahead. new prilosec otc wildberry is the same frequent heartburn treatment as prilosec otc. now with a fancy coating that gives you a burst of wildberry f
coordinate the federal hurricane response. mitt romney canceled events in wisconsin and florida. neither campaign wants to appear insensitive with so many americans in harm's way. but the weather delay won't help romney. >> if it benefits anybody, it probably benefits the president because he gets to look presidential because he is the president. he's in charge of the government and in charge of that response. >> romney's campaign is thinking of sending him to new jersey later this week where he could meet with storm victims a with governor chris christie, a romney ally. president obama may sit wisconsin tomorrow. of course, we invite you to stay with nbc bay area news for continuing coverage of the storm sandy. you can always go to nbcbayarea.com for the latest updates. >>> still ahead here at 6:00, the new invention that could prevent some surprising injuries in hospitals. >>> also -- >> i'm scott budman. a new smartphone and new smartphone apps. coming up, the windows version of the smartphone and how it plans to take on the iphone. >>> in health matters, smoke-free lives led to a dra
election this past summer. if that republican ground game is pretty good in wisconsin, for romney, just as for was for walker, he has a shot. >> jonathan, the big banana here is ohio. so people are spinning yarn. maybe these yarns are going to come true. mitt romney can win without winning ohio. how do you see the ohio race, jonathan, and are your -- is your super pack putting dough, big dough into ohio? >> oh, absolutely. and the race is deadlocked there. the voters in the southeastern part of the state are completely hardened against obama because of the war on coal. we'll be waiting up for that one. but there are other paths here, including wisconsin, and including iowa and colorado there. are a lot of different paths for romney. people aren't giving him credit. you should go to one of those website and play around with the math because romney has a lot of different paths right now. >> let me just introduce a fact to you. wisconsin, michigan, iowa. three states where president obama has never trailed at any time in the real clear politics ing average. and as for ohio this is another
tonight's events with governor romney in wisconsin and congressman ryan in melbourne and leakland, florida. they are canceling all events for governor romney and congressman ryan. >> every pundit's nightmare. >> i think alex cut me off before i was about to make a crucial -- no. >> it happens. >> you have a sense of humor about it. >> i am really loath to talk about the politics of the storm. i want to congratulate all of my co-hosts for not devolving into these crazy connections unlike someone i won't name at foreign policy magazine. a magazine, i love. i'm a subscriber, but the story today, meet sandy, the game changer, first of all dock a point for that trite expression. two, to begin with sandy will do more to draw attention to issues of climate change than all the candidates running for every office in the united states during this election cycle have done. i think that's blowing this a bit out of proportion to think that, a, this is going to bring us to a huge conversation about climate change and that that conversation would then really affect the election on tuesday. just seems sil
news.com. >>> the storm is having a big impact on presidential race. mitt romney cancelled an event in wisconsin last night and made his staff available for storm relief. president obama cancelled campaign events in florida and virginia so he could return to washington to manage federal storm relief. traditional campaigning taking a backseat to the storm analysts say it is important for each candidate to look presidential during this disaster. we continue to track sandy as damage mounts. at 5 a.m., we take to you ocean city maryland for a live report. >>> in san francisco today barricades have started going up police and firefighters stakeout their positions for tomorrow's parade honoring the world series champion giants. doesn't that sound good? amy hollyfield is live at civic center plaza, that is going to be the finish line for the parade. >> reporter: it sounds great. i love. look behind me the stage is set this is where the world series champions will greet fans this is in civic center plaza this is facing the library. look how empty it is now. imagine what it is going to look
presidente obama lleva una ventaja elevada. en wisconsin, michigan, pennsylvania. >>> romney lleva una pequeÑa ventaja en carolina del norte. >>> colorado, ohio, virginia y florida se convierten en estados claves. >>> lo importante aquÍ es que tendrÍa que ganar romney los cuatro estados para estar por encima de la frontera de l270 votos del koe colegio electoral. >>> puede ser colocadradocolora de ohio. >>> vemos un poco lo que va a pasar. >>> eso explica la cantidad de visitas y dinero que se estÁ gastando. >>> los invitamos a seguir con todo lo relacionado a las elecciones del martes a travÉs de univisiÓn noticias. com con una secciÓn que detalla las contiendas. >>> 158 mil empleos en octubre, la mayor cantidad desde febrero, asÍ lo revelÓ. >>> economistas habÍan pronosti pronosticado un alza de 150 mil empleos. >>> para un total de 363 mil, los expertos indican que es una seÑal que la lenta recuperaciÓn del mercado laboral estÁ cobrando impulso. >>> deportaciones y la guerra contra indocumentados en estados unidos afecta la canasta familiar de muchos mexicanos pobres, l
to win, romney has to win, where barack obama is still leading, still leading wisconsin and iowa and nevada. that is his fire wall, and unless romney can break through that he won't win the election. >> his fire wall used to include florida and virginia and they're not talking about that as fire wall states anymore with romney ahead in florida. the very fact that michigan and pennsylvania, which obama carried by 16 points and 10 points four years ago -- have gotten close i think has to be an indication that the affluent suburbs, oakland, macomb, livingston in michigan, have been moving towards romney in a significant way, and i think that the democrats are giving you static analysis there. and i think there may be a dynamic at work here. the affluent suburbs are places that people generally tend to turn out in large numbers, and we've seen signs that republicans have more enthusiasm this year. i think one reason ohio is closer is that affluent suburban counties are only an eighth of the statewide votes and a warsmer michigan. >> the romney campaign is saying they're making major
campaign or the political pundits might have expected. wisconsin, pennsylvania, and michigan, all of which president obama carried by double digits in 2008. my guess this week says mitt romney may have suburban voters to thank. michael, great to have you back. >> it's go to be with you again, paul. >> where do you think this race stands right now? is romney surging as much as the polls appear to make it seem? >> yeah. i think romney is ahead in the race in the national race. i think he is within striking distance of the 270 eelectoral votes he needs, and the areas of the country where he made the greatest gains, when you compare him with the showing of john mccain tw 2008, appears to be a affluent suburbs. once upon a time affluent suburbs were solid republican territory, george h.w. bush in 1988 got big margins and carried states like michigan, ohio, california, in the four suburban counties outside philadelphia, he got 61% of the vote. zeroed out the democratic margin in the city of philadelphia. if you look at over the last 20 years, there's been a democratic trend in the affluent subur
it is pretty low. >> reporter: mr. romney indicted his opponent's record. in wisconsin pretty low. >> reporter: mr. romney >> candidate obama promised change but couldn't deliver it. i promise change, but i have a record of achieving it. >> reporter: and in four days, promised a fresh start. >> i'll lead america to a better place, where confidence in the future is certain, not questioned. this is not a time for america to settle. >> reporter: still, both candidate's electoral fortunes may rest on ohio. >> ohio, i'm betting on you, i'm betting on you. >> reporter: today, accusing mr. romney of running false adds on the auto industry, that implied jeep is moving jobs to china, ads even the automakers dismiss as untrue. >> you don't scare that up, to get votes, do you want a president to tell you what he thinks? or somebody who is going to? a still, both emphasize the bipartisan theme. >> i will work with anybody of any party to move this country forward bipartisan theme. >> i won't ju >> i won't just represent one party, i'll represent one nation. >> reporter: brian, tonight, these rallies are a
. mitt romney also canceled events in wisconsin, iowa, and florida. neither campaign wants to appear insensitive, so many americans in harm's way. but the weather delay doesn't help romney. >> if it benefits anybody, it probably benefits the president because he gets to look presidential because he is the president. he is in charge of the government and in charge of that response. >> romney's campaign is thinking of sending him to new jersey later this week, where he could meet with storm victims and with governor chris christie, a romney ally. >>> in just over a week you will be asked to decide who should be president. and you may have already cast your vote in the comfort of your own home. but did your vote count? nbc bay area's marianne favro is here in the newsroom with a look at a simple mistake people make that could get their mail-in ballot kicked out. >> reporter: the most important mistake is people forget to sign their ballot envelope. so far 179 mail-in ballots have been kicked out because of that. people make other mistakes too that prevent their votes from counting. in s
people in wisconsin, what is moving the needle here is they recognize mitt romney is an individual, who when faced with the legislature controlled by democrats is actually able to work with the democrats and look at his record, versus president obama, who has been totally unable to work with divided government in washington... >> chris: sir, if i may, on the question of abortion, though... go ahead. >> i mean, chris, it's not even an issue. it's not an issue here in wisconsin. it doesn't even move the radar at all. the people are concerned about, like i said, yesterday, is unbelievable, how many people came up to me, demanding answers on benghazi. i had a father, a marine, a young marine, saying, listen i want to know who the commander-in-chief is and what orders he gave and what didn't he give and that is the question on the table. i think for the last ten days, what happened in benghazi and, abortion doesn't even show up. >> chris: all right. i promise we'll get to benghazi in a moment. first i want to give senator warner a chance to talk about the women's issue. on the one hand, obvi
of campaigning in ohio tomorrow. romney will campaign in wisconsin and ohio. elections officials say more than 19 million have already voted in this presidential election. live at the white house, danielle nottingham cbs 5. >>> a respected shop owner known for his generosity was shot to death in an apparent robbery attempt at his cell phone store on international boulevard near 92nd avenue. da lin shows us how friends and family are remembering a man recorded as a pillar in the community. >> reporter: the makeshift memorial outside of his store continues to grow. police say it was inside that store someone robbed and killed him and that's angered a lot of people because they say he works very hard to help the young people in this community. tears, anger and disbelief that swung killed a man to gave so much to a community that has so little. >> he was always giving the kids raider tickets. kids would come in he would give them money to feed them if they were hungry. >> it's such a sad, sad moment not because of just what's been taken from us but because of what's been taken from everyone else. my
portraying governor romney was shattered and when wisconsin saw it, he was a man with integrity and intelligence and had a plan unlike president obama, who has no ways to save social security or focus and unlike the senate, there has been no leadership in three years and, ryan paul, has the courage to put forward real proposals. >> chris: let me, senator warner talk about the economic recovery, weak as it is in historical terms, the fact is, even though, as i say, unemployment is down to 7.8%, no president has been reelected with unemployment this high since fdr back in 1940, no president has been reelected with growth this low since they started tracking gdp back in 1930. those are strong historical head winds. >> yes, chris, but i think we need to also look at where we were and where we have come. i mean, we all remember how bad things were four years ago, losing 800,000 jobs a month and are net positive, 5 million plus jobs and the gdp numbers, i'd like to see them higher but compare america to the rest of the world, we are the one shining spot in the whole world, look at us
report." wifeless than two weeks to go, president obama and mitt romney hit the campaign trail in florida, ohio, wisconsin, colorado, and virginia. polls continue to show the race in a dead heat nationally, and too close to call, in no fewer than ten swing states but the obama campaign and its media allies are questioning whether mitt romney's recent momentum is real. joining the panel his week, dan henning gary, james freeman, dorothy rabinowitz and kim strassel. kim, tell us how real the romney surge is. >> look, paul, i know two weeks is one side increasing its advantage in both the national polls and the swing state polls. that's romney. we have seen money flowing into that side. that's romney. we have seen him improve his performance in independents and womens. you can call it what you want and the media contends it isn't momentum but i bet the president's campaign is wishing they that that momentum. >> to that point, yes, the obama campaign wishes it had some of that momentum because i tell you what really going on. the president is flatlining. >> i think he hit a ceiling for two re
because the polls are so close. michigan is tied, wisconsin is tied, colorado, romney is up, virginia he's up, florida he's up, and we have rasmussen now showing the moment ump has shifted in ohio. if i'm barack obama, there's no poll now moving in his direction, juan, and states that he won by huge margins, he's either tied or just slightly ahead. that's a problem for him. >> well, look. i don't think anyone debates the idea it's going to be a very close race, but the numbers you put out. >> sean: which ones? >> they're all sided. >> ask juan about the npr poll. >> go ahead, dana. >> let's talk about the npr poll. an 8-point swing? >> there's a margin of error, dana. hold on. dana was around in '08, i'm sorry, back in '04 when the poll said that kerry was going to win in a landslide. didn't happen, did it? >> thank goodness. >> that's right, dana. just think for a second. romney has never been ahead. >> sean: he's ahead now. >> in the real clear politics. >> sean: juan, juan, juan. >> colorado, wisconsin. i can keep going. never, ever. >> sean: listen, you can be as delusional if you wa
, wisconsin is tied, colorado, romney is up, virginia he's up, florida he's up, and we have rasmussen now showing the moment ump has shifted in ohio. if i'm barack obama, there's no poll now moving in his direction, juan, and states that he won by huge margins, he's either tied or just slightly ahead. that's a problem for him. >> well, look. i don't think anyone debates the idea it's going to be a very close race, but the numbers you put out. >> sean: which ones? >> they're all sided. >> ask juan about the npr poll. >> go ahead, dana. >> let's talk about the npr poll. an 8-point swing? >> there's a margin of error, dana. hold on. dana was around in '08, i'm sorry, back in '04 when the poll said that kerry was going to win in a landslide. didn't happen, did it? >> thank goodness. >> that's right, dana. just think for a second. romney has never been ahead. >> sean: he's ahead now. >> in the real clear politics. >> sean: juan, juan, juan. >> colorado, wisconsin. i can keep going. never, ever. >> sean: listen, you can be as delusional if you want. i absolutely like when you live in denial, bu
. obama will hold rallies in wisconsin nevada and colorado today. mitt romney will be campaigning in the battleground state of virginia. >>> breaking news in the penn state sexual abuse case. former penn state president gram graham spanier is expected to be charged today. the paper reports in a grand jury filing last year, he denied being aware of a 1998 university police investigation of jerry sandusky and claimed sandusky was with children in the football locker room showers. >>> fire officials say the large warehouse fire they battled all night long is now out. >> at one point, crews had to be evacuated from the building because of the dangerous conditions. fox 5's melanie alnwick is live at the scene with the latest. >> reporter: they do have it out but we can still see some steam coming off the rooftop this morning. this goes though show you how hot and howen tense the fire was when it got going last night. firefighters say they got the call around 10:30 yesterday evening. -- this goes to show you how hot and how intense the fire was when it got going last night. because it's
, wisconsin, now. governor mitt romney telling his supporters the job market may remain stagnant no matter who is elected. >> this is about america. it's about the future that we're going leave to the children. we thank you, and we ask to you stay out of all of the way to the finish line. we're going win on tuesday night. >> reporter: stay in wisconsin now, vice president joe biden raleying democrats, taking mitt romney to task. his proms is to challenge china on foreign trade. >> i'll tell you what, romney getting tough on china got one word for it: malarkey. [ laughter ] absolute malarkey. >> reporter: finally, we know nevada. that is where republican congressman paul ryan told supporters the federal budget ends det -- and debt are looming threats for the country's future. >> we need to balance this budget. we need to get the debt under control. we have a moral obligation for the children and grandchildren to make sure they get a debt- free nation and not the one the president has in front of them. they will decide who is president the next four years. today on the trail, november 2nd, 2012.
stops for the president and two for mitt romney who began his morning in wisconsin, another key rust belt battleground. congressman sherrod brown knows a little about buckeye state politics, and joan walsh is managing editor of salon.com and a political analyst. senator brown, sir, you know that state. i think you look like ohio. i think you are ohio. you're the labor guy. you're a blue collar kind of guy. you look like a senator from out there. you remind me of the late pete williams of new jersey, but you never had his problems. this is the question, why are you having a tough race? i don't get this guy running against you, this kid. is it all this money being pumped in there? what's made this even interesting, not for you. >> well, it's $31 million, they spent more money against me than any senate race in the country. we figure it's oil company money and wall street money. >> is this americans for prosperity, the koch brothers? >> it's all different groups. it's not a super pac, it's not disclosed money. it's directed by karl rove. he's directing the choir and this group comes in
mitt romney says the economy is stagnating. at a rally in wisconsin, he also accused obama of failing to fulfill his promises. >> candidate obama promised change, but he could not deliver it. i promise change, but i have a record of achieving it. >> not everyone sees that as the main issue. new york's conservative mayor michael bloomberg has endorsed obama because of his efforts to halt climate change. bloomberg once like to get back to normal and has allowed the new york marathon to go ahead on sunday. >> there's an awful lot of small businesses that depend on these people. we have to have an economy. lots of people have come here. it is a great event for new york, and i think for those who were lost, you have got to believe they want us to have an economy and have a city go on for those that they left behind. >> many new yorkers are struggling to cope in the storm's aftermath. a fuel shortage is causing long lines at gas stations, and many areas will have to wait several days for power, but the mayor says resources will not be diverted from those in need because of the marathon. >>
the final stretch. bo president obama and his challenger mitt romney will be spending the final days of their campaigns in swing states like wisconsin, ohio, and virginia. >> one big issue in the election has been struggling u.s. economy, but latest jobs numbers released today show some slight improvement in the number of people out of work in october. >> the pace of recovery is slow, but it is sure to be news that both campaigns will be spending in their bid for the white house. >> ohio is the latest stop on the campaign trail. it is a key swing state with a history of voting for the overall winner. that is why barack obama was in the state capital columbus on friday. he's hoping the latest labor market numbers will give him a boost. employment rose slightly. >> the company has hired more workers in october than at any time in the last eight months. >> said the president thinks things are improving, but his challenger mitt romney says the economy is stagnating. at a rally in wisconsin, he also accused obama of failing to fulfill his promises. >> candidate obama promised change, but
asked, why is romney beginning to spend money in wisconsin and pennsylvania and minnesota rather than say, romney is extending the map. chuck todd said the obama talking point he is run out of options. if we decided six days out and start spending in pennsylvania because we given up in ohio that is ridiculous. >> why is it ridiculous? he can't win ohio and can't make up the difference in a couple of days. >> you don't started over. >> on this weekend, how do you know that romney can't win ohio. >> he can't win ohio because he can't close a gap in a period of time. he has got obama at 80% as of yesterday as of friday. >> nate sill investigator and alan colmes are trying to make a game that obama. >> real clear politics. >> they lean right. >> i think obama is so confident in ohio, one has to ask a question, why are they deploying 600 lawyers in a county to make sure that the people who are voting get moved along fast enough. i think they are worried that it's very risky to predict the outcome. >> why are the republicans are going after four states in swing states claiming the votes are
in the possessions or perhaps something more severe. >> romney canceled events over the weekend. tonight in wisconsin and tomorrow. >> this looks like another time when we need to come together. all across the country. in ohio, give of our support to people who need it. >> i am asking you to look for way to do that. >> they replaced online fundraising solicitation to links to the red cross. romney has been in touch with chris christie of new jersey and bob mcdonnell of virginia. natural disasters spotlight and test the incumbent response. often overshadowing the political challengers. the latest gallup national tracking poll shows romney at 51% and president at 46. in ohio, which could decide the election, a new rasmussen tracking poll has romney ahead 50 to 48 in a buckeye state virtual tie yet there obama leads by two points in the real clear politics average of the recent ohio polls. romney went ahead with afternoon rally in iowa, but that is it for at least a day as the campaign takes a backseat to the storm. romney closing argument for final stretch is dubbed day one, job one, referring to the e
and running again this morning. president obama told a wisconsin crowd that mitt romney is not the candidate for change he claims to be. the president says the economy is bunsing back and urged the crowd to give him four more years to finish the job he started in virginia mitt romney attacked the president's proposal to create a cabinet level of secretary of business. he said the nation doesn't mean a business secretary it needs a president who just understands business. >>> new poll shows public support for governor brown's tax measure remains below 50%. the latest poll shows prop 30 as 48% support, 38% opposed the director of the poll says there appears to be enough to swing prop 30 to victor. governor brown is in san francisco today make a -- making a last minute push for prop 30 his second bay area visit in a week: >>> if it looked like there were a million people at the giants victory parade that's there were. the city just released new crowd statistics more than a million people attended yesterday's parade honoring the giants' world series win. record number of people relied on bart to
but it is up and running again this morning. president obama told a wisconsin crowd that mitt romney is not the candidate for change he claims to be. the president says the economy is bunsing back and urged the crowd to give him four more years to finish the job he started in virginia mitt romney attacked the president's proposal to create a cabinet level of secretary of business. he said the nation doesn't mean a business secretary it needs a president who just understands business. >>> new poll shows public support for governor brown's tax measure remains below 50%. the latest poll shows prop 30 as 48% support, 38% opposed the director of the poll says there appears to be enough to swing prop 30 to victor. governor brown is in san francisco today make a -- making a last minute push for prop 30 his second bay area visit in a week: >>> if it looked like there were a million people at the giants victory parade that's there were. the city just released new crowd statistics more than a million people attended yesterday's parade honoring the giants' world series win. record number of peo
the second term he's asking for or if mitt romney takes back the white house for the gop. after three days devoted entirely to disaster relief, mr. obama is campaigning again in wisconsin, in nevada and colorado today, alone. governor romney is going to spend his day campaigning in virginia. the first stop for the president is in green bay, moments from now. we're keeping a live eye on that event. we'll bring it to you, as well. brianna keilar is waiting for the president. it looks chilly in wisconsin. i've got to ask you, off the top, a very serious question about how this president is going to segue from what he has been doing the last three days, which has been in emergency mode, into a stump speech. >> reporter: you know, i think we may have gotten a preview of that, actually, ashleigh, because we did hear from charles woodson, a safety from the green bay packers, a popular person here. and he was making the case for the government providing services or assistance for people, and then he was saying that he was raised by a single mother, and that the government stepped in to bridge the
, ripping to mitt romney. this is his final case to what he did in wisconsin today, talking about what he would do in a second term. laying out that he wants to finish the change he talked about in the last four years. he did go negative on romney. not giving it up. he said romney claiming to be an agent of change and he knocked millions of people off the health insurance. he would go backward on wall street reform. obama landed in nevada now. he has three stops in wisconsin. six in ohio. they thought they'd have the state locked up but they don't. six stops in ohio tells us while he has a lead, they are nervous about that. he will hit it six times. he is rolling out big celebrities. eva longoria in nevada. sheila e. she was banging on the drums. we're told on monday he will be in battleground states with jay-z and bruce springstein. you talked about david axelrod saying that are not going to lose michigan and not losing minnesota, not losing pennsylvania. if they do, he will shave off his mustache. new information on the shaving front. today, jay carney showed up to work on air force one
. governor romney was also in wisconsin. from saturday through monday, starting with president obama. he is focused on the three midwestern states, wisconsin, ohio, iowa. and governor romney will spread it out making two different stops in iowa, ohio, new hampshire and also make a stop in pennsylvania, virginia, colorado. with polling numbers in the state's very close, the final push should sway a few voters and make the difference in what experts predict will be a very close election. as a reminder, kron 4 will have extended live coverage on election night. tuesday. 8:00 p.m. and stay updated on our website kron 4 .com and facebook and twitter feed its. >>pam: coming up clearer pictures starting to emerge of the devastation superstore. these desperate pleas on the staten island and why they are feeling left out. neglected. >>pam: officials in new york reversed themselves today. canceling the city's marathon that that was expected to attract 40,000 runners this weekend. the city is still struggling to recover from superstore warm sandy. at least 90 people are dead in 10 states because of
.9% unemployment. slightly worse. >> the president went to springfield, ohio. >> reporter: romney stopped in wisconsin where he's polling five points behind. >> candidate obama promised to do so very much. but he's fallen so very short. >> reporter: he said the president pledged unemployment down to 5% by now. >> today we learned that it's actually 7.9%. and that's 9 million jobs short of what he promised. unemployment is higher today than when barack obama took office. think of that. >> reporter: governor romney has two stops in ohio today. president obama three. and they'll both be back before tuesday. both candidates are campaigning as if any letup would mean they would lose ohio and lose the election. i'm steve handelsman, news 4. >>> early voting ends tonight in maryland. tomorrow in d.c. the big turnout has overwhelmed elections officials and caused long lines at some early voting sites. it's also the talk around town this week. here with some reaction from the station's listeners. malette, what is driving these long lines? we've got question 6, we've got question 7. and by the way,
, they handed their donations to romney and smiled and offered an earnest "thank you." today we also learned that paul ryan's staff went out of their way to stage manager storm photo op at a donation center in wisconsin. plus, he says, quote, the packing was proceeding too quickly and the supporters were given the order to slow down and then to stop to be sure that there was still goods to be packed when ryan entered. when ryan entered? another staged event just like his fiasco at the soup kitchen? earlier this month, paul ryan went to an empty soup kitchen to wash two products that had already been left there for him to clean. empty gestures, photo ops, petty politics. and once again today, mitt romney not answering questions about whether he still wants to privatize fema and cut federal disaster relief. or a working president with a republican governor to get something done and fulfill a basic role of government. take care of people. that's the choice in this election. do we want a country that says, you're on your own when you're in trouble or that we're all in this together and we care f
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